Download Festival 2016
If you've been following my instagram over this weekend, then you will have noticed that I have been enjoying the rainy, muddy joys of Download 2016. Ever since the line up was announced I have been pretty bloody excited about going and the weekend certainly did not disappoint. Granted, the weather did become a little too much to handle this morning and that's why I am currently wrapped in my duvet, missing Iron Maiden (boooo!), but I did see them at Sonisphere a few years ago anyway, after we snuck in to their secret party and nabbed a few free burgers - so all is not lost.
Being the third and final time that Black Sabbath headlined Download, it would be an absolute sin not to brave the weather and go and see them. The main thing I took away from the Black Sabbath show was the new found ambition to rock as hard as Ozzy did when I'm 67. From start to finish the Prince of Darkness lived up to his name, despite the biblical levels of rain throughout the 2 hour set.
Other highlights of the weekend include £25 a bottle wine, dancing to my favourite songs from bands which were cool 10 years ago and the fact that even though it was raining NON STOP, that didn't detract from the amazing atmosphere and awesome location Download Festival is held at. Being on a racetrack is a welcome alternative to miles and miles of fields that you usually get at a UK festival and just feeling solid ground underneath your feet after so much mud is an unlikely pleasure that I can now appreciate so much.